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12-18-08, 12:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,943
Posted By JosephPaul86

Mines just my name. I wanted UncleJoey...

Mines just my name.

I wanted UncleJoey since I am an uncle to 6 kiddos BUT someone beat me to it.
12-17-08, 03:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,346
Posted By JosephPaul86

same here, turns are fun but you get them down....

same here, turns are fun but you get them down. Great thing about Sugar Land, TX is the lack of hills. You've got it down when you have hydration in one hand, granola bar in the other, and are...
12-03-08, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By JosephPaul86

No need for a trainer where I live in Texas...but...

No need for a trainer where I live in Texas...but I could see wanting one in a cold climate. Neat idea.
Forum: BMX
11-27-08, 11:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,204
Posted By JosephPaul86

Here is what me and my buds did when we were too...

Here is what me and my buds did when we were too broke to buy new parts:

Get a coke can and cut out a square as wide as the stem. Then fold this square once, making a rectangle. Install it between...
11-27-08, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By JosephPaul86

I ride with Vans, DVS, Element, and Airwalk skate...

I ride with Vans, DVS, Element, and Airwalk skate shoes on my BMX. I wear New Balance 473 shoes on my Mountain bike for longer rides. I have Odyssey Twisted PC on the BMX and Diamondback platforms...
Forum: BMX
11-22-08, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By JosephPaul86

I am 6'1" and ride a Stolen Wrap`20.75" top...

I am 6'1" and ride a Stolen Wrap`20.75" top tube(tt). It came with 8" rise bars and fits me perfectly. if you were close I'd let you test ride the ting so you could get a feel. Not a bad bike for...
11-22-08, 01:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,268
Posted By JosephPaul86

Another oblivion fan here...was addicted to...

Another oblivion fan here...was addicted to Morrowind on the original xbox console. Now I have a 360 which hasn't been played for 8 or so months.

When the Wii's come down in price OR I get pay...
11-18-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,080
Posted By JosephPaul86

RAD for sure...:love:

RAD for sure...:love:
Forum: BMX
11-18-08, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By JosephPaul86

Now way...that is a competition quality bike....

Now way...that is a competition quality bike. :rolleyes:

Just list it on Craigslist, with a link to the bike it is and photos. I'd pay $25 for it so my nephew could get rid of his old Murray.
11-13-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,013
Posted By JosephPaul86

You'll learn your limits, and its does suck. I...

You'll learn your limits, and its does suck. I have had asthma my entire life and I have been on prescription bronchial dilators, cortical steroids and albuterol.

There was a period when i was...
Forum: BMX
11-13-08, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By JosephPaul86

+1. Ditto happened to me. My '08 Stolen...

+1. Ditto happened to me.

My '08 Stolen Wrap came nearly completely assembled(crank, headset, stem, fork, rear wheel on with chain and cassette, tubes and tires on wheelset, etc). All I had to do...
11-11-08, 09:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,884
Posted By JosephPaul86

Saddle, rear rack and rack top bag. That way i...

Saddle, rear rack and rack top bag. That way i always have my tools and ect with me.
11-10-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By JosephPaul86

Thanks guys. I think we are going to go tomorrow...

Thanks guys. I think we are going to go tomorrow and get a decent U-lock. And on top of that we will get a cable lock to possibly deter the thieves giving them two locks to deal with.
11-10-08, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By JosephPaul86

Good cable lock?

My cousin just got a 29er Specialized Crosstrail Expert and she wants a nice cable lock to use with it. I don't have a theft issue since I ride beaters and I just use a padlock and cable lock.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-08, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By JosephPaul86

Those turn signals sound cool. When i go all out...

Those turn signals sound cool. When i go all out I plan on having a lithium battery pack and run turn signals, horn, in one cool package.

Here is how I mounted my side view mirror:...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-08, 01:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By JosephPaul86

Are you telling me I've been riding with a back...

Are you telling me I've been riding with a back wards fender for all of this time!!! Joking. I saw a wally world bike with the handlebars put on wrong, and one with the suspension forks on backwards.
07-25-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,020
Posted By JosephPaul86

I ride the my mountain bike for commuting or...

I ride the my mountain bike for commuting or recreational trips. Around the neighborhood I ride my BMX. Ten minutes of riding the bmx equals about an hour of riding...or so it seems.
07-24-08, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By JosephPaul86

Cool, I made an old kid trailer into a flat bed...

Cool, I made an old kid trailer into a flat bed cargo trailer.

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh223/joeslow/S5030359.jpg

Have fun, this newly acquired trailer is going to make some real...
Forum: BMX
07-24-08, 08:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,024
Posted By JosephPaul86

I've worn Vans for years. Elements and DVS hold...

I've worn Vans for years. Elements and DVS hold up well. Avoid air walks if you can.
07-23-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By JosephPaul86

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh223/joeslow/t...

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh223/joeslow/th_S5030272.jpg (http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh223/joeslow/S5030272.jpg)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh223/joeslow/th_S5030268.jpg...
Forum: BMX
07-23-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,634
Posted By JosephPaul86

Yeah, you can do it yourself. If you have a...

Yeah, you can do it yourself. If you have a camera then snap a pic or two of the brakes and we might be able to kinda assist you through it.


Now if you want to save money, then I would consider...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,218
Posted By JosephPaul86

Departments stores = Bad. Unless you are handy at...

Departments stores = Bad. Unless you are handy at bike mechanics and repairs, then do your business with a LBS. And complaining about it down the road and asking for a 20% refund...what?!

Now...
07-23-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By JosephPaul86

I usually lock my frame and rear wheel with a...

I usually lock my frame and rear wheel with a U-lock to a pole or similar. Then i run a cable through the front wheel, frame, rear wheel and around the same immovable object. As for preventing my...
07-23-08, 12:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By JosephPaul86

I too am a Clyde(220lbs) and ride a rigid MTB. I...

I too am a Clyde(220lbs) and ride a rigid MTB. I picked up a rigid fork for $30 off some bike parts website. I destroyed the factory shock on my bike within a few months of riding..and at that time I...
07-23-08, 12:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By JosephPaul86

Wait...your town has sidewalks or bike trails?...

Wait...your town has sidewalks or bike trails? WTF? We don't even have those here.


People just don't get it. I vote that all of us car free people on Bike Forums join together and move to one...
07-20-08, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By JosephPaul86

Relief

Last fall I lost 4,240lbs. The friend I sold my truck to mentioned a recent $3K repair that was supposed to be warranty work. I was always meticulous about maintenance on my vehicles...as I am my...
Forum: BMX
07-20-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By JosephPaul86

+1. I have one and haven't broken anything(yet)....

+1. I have one and haven't broken anything(yet). I weigh 215lbs and am 6'1". Real solid bike, decent parts except the pedals...but everyone has a preference to parts.
Forum: BMX
07-18-08, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By JosephPaul86

180* t-stat. I'm a recovering gearhead. :twitchy:...

180* t-stat. I'm a recovering gearhead. :twitchy:


I just got a Stolen Wrap and the best way to make it cooler is just ride. If you ride in the daylight then remove the reflectors.
Forum: BMX
07-16-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By JosephPaul86

I forgot. Check out Next and Pacific. :innocent: ...

I forgot. Check out Next and Pacific. :innocent:


Ask more detailed questions like:
*what you need the bike for(street, flatland, racing?)
*what size frame you need
*What features you want
...
Forum: BMX
07-15-08, 10:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By JosephPaul86

Mongoose. Or maybe Huffy.

Mongoose. Or maybe Huffy.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-08, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15,297
Views: 11,069,486
Posted By JosephPaul86

I have a rack bag similar to that and LOVE it. So...

I have a rack bag similar to that and LOVE it. So convenient to bring into the store and bring all your valuables and tools with you. I like the new DB bikes...I am still riding my '01 DB Response as...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-08, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By JosephPaul86

My bike has a 2.125" wide front and 1.90" rear....

My bike has a 2.125" wide front and 1.90" rear. Crap...thats the bmx.

On my road bike I was running 700x25 in the front and a 700x23 rear for months without an issue. If anything you'll notice an...
07-15-08, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By JosephPaul86

I dismantled the BB to check the bearings and...

I dismantled the BB to check the bearings and cups...ended up just being a loose cone. Cleaned it all up and reassembled using Park's PolyLube. Back in business!
07-13-08, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,874
Posted By JosephPaul86

remove the cups...not the end of the world and...

remove the cups...not the end of the world and will save the hassle.
07-13-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By JosephPaul86

New bike..BB issue?

So I've had my bike for four days now and apparently need to tighten the bottom bracket. It's a three piece crank with a mid BB.

1.)Is it as simple as tightening the nut on the non-drive side?
...
07-13-08, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,687
Posted By JosephPaul86

No, remove the crimped cap(end) and slide it off....

No, remove the crimped cap(end) and slide it off. Your new cable should have a cap to be crimped on the new cable to prevent fraying. Before installing the cap make sure the brake hardware is all...
Forum: BMX
07-13-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By JosephPaul86

free ground shipping: mah450bk good till...

free ground shipping: mah450bk

good till 8/1/08. Just returning a favor since someone shot me a code when I ordered my bike...saved me $40.
Forum: BMX
07-13-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By JosephPaul86

stolen wrap. I just got mine and bash on...

stolen wrap. I just got mine and bash on it...weigh 215lbs and am 6'1" and it fits me well. $329 shipped from danscomp.
Forum: BMX
07-10-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 940
Posted By JosephPaul86

Got it...and I need to adjust the bars and get...

Got it...and I need to adjust the bars and get used to not sitting on a seat. I have to run back to work(on break) so I'll get a better ride in tonight.
...
Forum: BMX
07-09-08, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,223
Posted By JosephPaul86

That they aren't loose. Maybe some parts/bike...

That they aren't loose. Maybe some parts/bike manuals have specs on that? The most often thing I have seen with Bunny Hops are riders not checking the stem/handlebars and they become loose, stripped,...
07-08-08, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By JosephPaul86

I saw four other cyclist on my commute today....

I saw four other cyclist on my commute today. First I saw a lycra covered dude holding his own on Hwy 99, then a couple riding some hybrids. The last rider I saw was a kid my age(22). He was rolling...
07-08-08, 04:10 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,156
Posted By JosephPaul86

My parents were stuck by a drunk driver, changing...

My parents were stuck by a drunk driver, changing their and our lives forever. The line is if you drink...don't drive or ride. It's such a simple yet complicating thing. I got drunk again...
07-07-08, 10:42 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,390
Posted By JosephPaul86

Awesome...Now all we need is some kind of transit...

Awesome...Now all we need is some kind of transit that comes out the suburbs. I'm in SW Houston area and not anything near a metro bus stop.
Forum: BMX
07-06-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,223
Posted By JosephPaul86

Bunny hop? I would think it should be fine....

Bunny hop?

I would think it should be fine. Make sure your bolts are torqued and don't slam down your bike.
07-03-08, 10:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,156
Posted By JosephPaul86

I drank three pitchers on Monday to celebrate my...

I drank three pitchers on Monday to celebrate my best friend getting engaged, and married in August. I just wasn't expecting this kinda news at the bowling alley. I hitched a ride home from my old...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 10:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,388
Posted By JosephPaul86

Sometimes because I have three sisters who are...

Sometimes because I have three sisters who are moms and "have" to drive. Besides that short time that I wave on a motorist from time to time I hate drivers. Majority of them are impatient ignorant...
Forum: BMX
07-03-08, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,809
Posted By JosephPaul86

I say ride it till you break things, then replace...

I say ride it till you break things, then replace the parts or spring for a new bike worth the upgrades.
Forum: BMX
07-03-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 940
Posted By JosephPaul86

After waiting, having some issues with my billing...

After waiting, having some issues with my billing and shipping address not matching(recent move), and waiting for a refund...the Wrap is on it's way. Starting Monday the 7th :twitchy:.

And if...
07-01-08, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By JosephPaul86

Bikes were the mode of transit in my days of...

Bikes were the mode of transit in my days of frisky business. Sneaking in/out of windows are great until you get to your bike you left by the bushes and theres a big ugly dad waiting...

Back on...
07-01-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,000
Posted By JosephPaul86

I started cycling fall of 07, then went car free...

I started cycling fall of 07, then went car free too. I was at 245lbs, and dropped to 215lbs now.

I don't have a goal weight, I just wanted to be more fit and put my asthma at bay.
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